What are Competence and Competency

What are they and how do they affect performance? Competence and competency The concept of competence remains one of the most diffuse terms in the organisational and occupational literature (Nordhaug and Gronhaug, 1994). Exactly what does an author mean when using any of the terms of competence? The concept of individual competence is widely used […]

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Where are you leading you to? 7 steps to your new goal

You already know that you really need to have a clear goal in your personal development as a leader. Without a goal you don’t know where you are going. And that’s exactly where you will end up… drifting somewhere… maybe it’ll be great, maybe it’ll be a waste of your time. Here are the 7 […]

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5 myths about coaching

An article from the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL.org)

“The essentially human nature of coaching is what makes it work—and also what makes it nearly impossible to quantify.”
Uncovering these myths, however, might help lead the way to establishing grounded standards and regulations in the industry and to improving the success of coaching interventions.

Myth 1: Coaching Credentials Mean Coaching Effectiveness.
Myth 2: There’s a Magic Philosophy or Approach to Coaching.
Myth 3: It’s All About the Coach
Myth 4: The Best Coaches Sat in That Hot Seat
Myth 5: You’re Going to Love My Coach!
It is time to debunk these myths.

Why use simulations? Because lectures and case studies don’t cut it!

In spite of the extensive evidence, it seems that traditional lectures, use of static case studies and ‘knowledge transfer‘ continue to be the main methodologies used by teachers and trainers. It is time to change. Gen iY is here and if we continue with last century methods, we have little chance of being their guides of choice:

Stress and Anxiety hold us back from achieving all that we can – to win this war, we need to understand just what is happening inside our brains and then we can go beyond coping and choose to lead our lives towards good success.
Stress is the way our bodies and minds react to something which upsets our normal balance in life. Stress is how we feel and how our bodies react when we are fearful or anxious. Some level of stress has some upside to mind and body function to enable us to react in a positive way. Too much stress though, is both harmful to the body and our performance. How much is too much? Well, that depends… on you and how you respond.

It is essential to know how our brain responds to the stimuli which trigger an anxiety response so that you are equipped to deal appropriately with anxiety.

Let me highlight the key areas of your brain that are involved, and then I will explain what happens inside the brain.  (more…)

The key to personal development is to be more growth oriented than goal oriented.

  • The better you are, the greater your value today
    • If you’re looking back on yesterday and still thinking what a great job that was, then you aren’t adding much value today.
  • The better you are, the greater your potential for tomorrow.
    • I’m often asked by leaders who take our GAPPS assessment about their potential. Since we have a potentiality index, which we know is remarkably accurate. And especially if it’s a little low, or they’ve already reached it. And I ask them, what have you done today that makes you better than yesterday. Those with little more potential always say nothing, those with great potential can tell me the often many things they are doing better today than yesterday, and also they share what their plans are for tomorrow too.
  • The better you are, the greater the potential of others for tomorrow.
Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you are a leader, success is all about growing others. And the time to start that is today. Jack Welch

What I Believe about Success

By John C. Maxwell. March 5, 2014

Each of us has a picture in mind of what we want our career to look like, our family to look like, and yes, from an early age we often conjure up images of the houses, cars, and things we would like to obtain. In many persons’ minds, success is something way off in the distance that they will run themselves ragged to get to – if they ever get to it at all.

When will you be successful? If you’re like most people, what comes to mind is someday—somewhere off in the future, when you’ll suddenly wake up and think, “I made it! I’m a success!” That’s how most unsuccessful people see success: as something to strive for and hope to reach “someday.” Each of us has a picture in mind of what we want our career to look like, […]

How to Be a Better Coach, According to Neuroscience

Sure, running a business is about maximizing the bottom line, but few entrepreneurs care only about the dollars and cents. For most, going into work every day is also about making the world a slightly better place and helping your team get better at what they do.

In other words, most business owners aspire to be not just managers but coaches.

How do you learn to be a great coach?

Link: How to Be a Better Coach, According to Neuroscience via www.inc.com

Want more Productivity? Train your Brain and Gain 20% or more

The information in this article is critical to your well-being, your success, your business and your health but you will probably not make it to the end, at least not without interruptions and multiple distractions. While reading, you will receive at least 5-15 emails, one or two phone calls, 3-25 instant or text messages and a colleague or two may pop-by for a […]